How to book outside gigs through GigSalad
If a client contacts you directly through another service, your website, or by phone, you can still book that gig on GigSalad if you'd like. Use our Book Outside Gig tool to send the client a quote, and they can create an account and use our booking platform to make a payment and secure your services.
To send a quote for an outside lead:
- Log in to your control panel and go to Tools.
- Select Book Outside Gig from the menu.
- Complete the quote form. This form requires you to fill in the client information & event details, along with the basic quote information that's always requested.
- Click Send.
The client will then receive an email from GigSalad saying that you've sent them a quote. The email will include a link to create a GigSalad account, which they will do by providing a password that will be associated with their email address.
Once they get logged in, they'll be able to view your quote. From there, the process is the same as it is for any client that uses GigSalad. They can accept or decline the quote, or they can send you a message. If they accept the quote, they will pay your full price, including the deposit and balance payment, to complete the booking. When you send quotes for outside gigs, they will be included in the Gig Leads section of your inbox.
NOTE: When you send a quote through the outside gig form, the client's request will not be shared with any other members. This is a private communication between you and your client only.
To cancel an active quote for an outside lead:
- Log in to your control panel and go to your Inbox.
- Select Gig Leads from the menu.
- Click on the lead with the quote you wish to cancel. You'll see (Outside Gig) next to the event type.
- Click Decline this gig to cancel the active quote.
- Your booking totals and revenue factor into the algorithm that chooses who to send leads to. Therefore, the more you book, the more leads you're likely to get.
- We'll follow up with the client for you after the event to collect a review. Verified reviews (connected to verified bookings) carry more weight in your overall star rating and look better to future potential clients.
- Successfully booked gigs on our platform, and the subsequent verified reviews may help you earn Top Performer status.
- We collect the full payment for you, so your gig is guaranteed and you won't need to mess with a separate payment or card processor. Our direct deposit option delivers the fastest payouts in the industry, so you don't have to wait days to get your money.
- Clients will have an easy and secure way to communicate with you, accept your quote, and pay for your services. They will feel more confident in booking you through GigSalad because of our Worry-Free Guarantee.
- It's easier to stay organized and manage your gigs all in one place.
Why you should book through GigSalad
Booking gigs through GigSalad will make things easier for both you and your clients. Here are a few reasons why: